Saturday Review 9 – Some Pastors and Teachers; Leaving Neverland; The Briefing; The Dark Side of the Moon; Ting Saboteur

Books – Some Pastors and Teachers – Sinclair Ferguson – 8/10 This is a long and wonderful book from my colleague, Sinclair.  It is really a collection of essays on subjects which are particularly relevant to those of us who are pastors.  In fact I would regard it as essential for any minister to have.  If yours doesn’t then buy it for him.   Sinclair begins … Continue reading Saturday Review 9 – Some Pastors and Teachers; Leaving Neverland; The Briefing; The Dark Side of the Moon; Ting Saboteur

Saturday Review 8 – The Chappo Collection; Schindler’s List; The Moral Maze; The Scottish National Gallery; Hemma

Book – The Chappo Collection – 6/10 David Mansfield’s account of the life and work of John Charles Chapman – universally known as ‘Chappo’ is unique.  It’s not a biography, it’s not a critical analysis and it’s not a theological reflection.  It is just what is says in the sub-title “Life, Laughter, Leadership, Love in the Lord Jesus Christ” .  I started reading this book when … Continue reading Saturday Review 8 – The Chappo Collection; Schindler’s List; The Moral Maze; The Scottish National Gallery; Hemma

Quantum 32 – Knife Crime; Justin Trudeau; Jordan Peterson in Australia; KFC in China; Sharon Davies›; Birthstrike; Andre Previn

This weeks Quantum looks at knife crime,    The Birmingham school anti LGBT indoctrination protest;  A chilling case of State abuse from Canada; Staying with Canada we look at the potential downfall of Justin Trudeau Jordan Peterson had this extraordinary appearance on Q and A in Australia  – Transgender athletes – Sharon Davies –  spoke out about the unfairness to women.  Meanwhile Twitter banned Suzanne … Continue reading Quantum 32 – Knife Crime; Justin Trudeau; Jordan Peterson in Australia; KFC in China; Sharon Davies›; Birthstrike; Andre Previn

Chinese Culture, Cult and Communism – Shen Yun – A Review

What a night it promised to be….Chinese dancing, music and storytelling, from the largest and most successful theatre/dance group in the world.  Our wonderful children had bought us tickets for the Shen Yun performance in the Playhouse Theatre in Edinburgh (it was very generous of them as even the cheap tickets were expensive- although that did not stop the large theatre being packed). We were … Continue reading Chinese Culture, Cult and Communism – Shen Yun – A Review

The Saturday Review (2) – The Scots in China; The Old Man and the Gun; Logic on Fire; Romans 9 – God’s Sovereign Purpose;

TV – The Scots in China This is a short two part series on the Scots in China.  Neil Oliver is a marmite presenter.  You either love or hate him – many people find his voice really grating.  I actually enjoy his style.  The whole programme was intriguing- although it skirted some of the serious issues.  How did the businessmen and media people justify working … Continue reading The Saturday Review (2) – The Scots in China; The Old Man and the Gun; Logic on Fire; Romans 9 – God’s Sovereign Purpose;

A Stunning Sermon and a Revealing Brisbane Q and A…

The services last Sunday are not up on the website yet (I will link to them when they are) but meanwhile here is Sinclair’s outstanding sermon and also a conversation I had with Mark Baddeley in Queensland Theological College in Brisbane which I had in May.   Firstly Sinclair’s sermon on 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Then this conversation with Mark …he is a superb interviewer – this … Continue reading A Stunning Sermon and a Revealing Brisbane Q and A…

Quantum 18 – China; Taiwan; Christmas in Brunei; Censorship ; Transmania; Rainbow Badges in the NHS; Anti-Semitism in Hungary; The Ukrainian Holocaust; John Allen Chau

Welcome to Quantum no.18 – This is a bit longer than usual but there was so much to cover….enjoy. China – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-21/beijing-to-judge-every-resident-based-on-behavior-by-end-of-2020 Taiwan – Rejects SSM – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46329877 Christmas – Brunei – https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/brunei-cancels-christmas-sultan-warns-those-celebrating-could-face-up-to-five-years-in-jail-a6782561.html? fbclid=IwAR0W6Sef4Tp1AacdVeCe8wUCB6mxX3_TiMTNQjPS3yXI_vDumVbsA1dmSdwMartyn Lewis – https://www.facebook.com/mrmartinlewis/videos/10155478443616540/ Censorship Derby Cathedral –- https://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/Cathedral-denies-banning-vicar-from-preaching-at-carol-service Glasgow and Aberdeen Unis – https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/11/the-real-reason-pro-life-students-arent-welcome-at-glasgow-university/ Vagina Monologues – https://nypost.com/2018/11/20/now-the-pc-police-have-come-for-the-vagina-monologues/ Jean Hackett – https://twitter.com/jeanhatchet/status/1067784361225924609?s=12 Transamania – Piers Morgan – https://twitter.com/i/status/1067390060977418240 Rainbow badges – … Continue reading Quantum 18 – China; Taiwan; Christmas in Brunei; Censorship ; Transmania; Rainbow Badges in the NHS; Anti-Semitism in Hungary; The Ukrainian Holocaust; John Allen Chau

The End of Scottish Independence?

Something momentous happened last week at the SNP conference…something that went largely unreported and unnoticed except from a brave few. Something which greatly saddens me.   As predicted on this blog two years ago the SNP have given up on Independence.  The dream is over.  Or rather the dream remains only as a dream.  It’s useful to motivate the troops but to all intents and purposes … Continue reading The End of Scottish Independence?

Quantum 11 | The Wee Flea Podcast – CAP; Grievance Studies; The Tartan Taliban; Children’s Gay Love Letters; Rev.Peter Nimmo; Tim Keller; Banksy

|1|  Christians Against Poverty. |2| Grievance studies. |3|  John Nicholson, SNP MP. |4|  Children writing gay love letters. |5|  Church of Scotland – Rev Peter Nimmo. |6|  Tim Keller & Crosspolitic. |7|  Banksy Auction Stunt. LISTEN HERE Download this episode (right click and save) LINKS |1|  Christians Against Poverty. BBC – The Debt Saviours, Ronnie, Part 1 |2| Grievance studies. Premier Christianity – How these 3 academics … Continue reading Quantum 11 | The Wee Flea Podcast – CAP; Grievance Studies; The Tartan Taliban; Children’s Gay Love Letters; Rev.Peter Nimmo; Tim Keller; Banksy